File Sharing Services

File Sharing Services Overview

File sharing is the process of sending electronic files directly to another device or a server. Businesses use file sharing as a method of promoting team collaboration. Once a file is shared, other users can view it and make editing suggestions. Online file sharing requires a centralized location, in the form of physical hardware or a remote server, to store all of the information.

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File Sharing Products

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Google Drive

Google Drive is a cloud file storage, synchronization, and collaboration platform and service, that features Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for document editing and presentation.

Key Features

  • Document collaboration (188)
    93%
    9.3
  • Access control (185)
    87%
    8.7
  • File search (189)
    84%
    8.4
Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business expands on the company's cloud storage service by providing additional features, such as lost file recovery for an extended period, integration with popular office suites (e.g. Office 365), the Dropbox Paper collaboration extension, two-factor authentication (2FA)…

Key Features

  • Reliability (132)
    93%
    9.3
  • Performance (132)
    92%
    9.2
  • File search (132)
    84%
    8.4
OneDrive

OneDrive

Customer Verified
Top Rated

OneDrive from Microsoft is a cloud storage and file syncing service.

Key Features

  • File search (110)
    86%
    8.6
  • Reliability (109)
    85%
    8.5
  • Device sync (108)
    77%
    7.7
Citrix ShareFile

ShareFile is a cloud-based file sharing and storage service built for business. The product was acquired by Citrix Systems in 2011.

Key Features

  • File organization (52)
    96%
    9.6
  • Reliability (52)
    95%
    9.5
  • Access control (52)
    91%
    9.1
Citrix Podio

Podio is a cloud-based platform for organizing team communication, business processes, and reporting in project management workspaces; also it may be used as a light CRM platform. It enables workflow automation and integrations. It includes a free version and paid packages with additional…

Key Features

  • Task Management (23)
    90%
    9.0
  • Workflow Automation (24)
    88%
    8.8
  • Team Collaboration (25)
    87%
    8.7
Egnyte

Egnyte provides a unified content security and governance solution for collaboration, data security, compliance, and threat detection for multicloud businesses. More than 16,000 organizations trust Egnyte to reduce risks and IT complexity, prevent ransomware and IP theft, and boost…

Key Features

  • File organization (35)
    90%
    9.0
  • Access control (35)
    86%
    8.6
  • File search (34)
    85%
    8.5
DocSend, from Dropbox

DocSend is a secure file and document sharing solution that gives users analytics and control on sent documents to see who opens documents, who they forward them to, and how long they look at each page. Users can turn off access, password protect, or set an expiration at any time.…

pCloud

pCloud

Customer Verified
Top Rated

pCloud is a cloud- based digital asset management platform that provides access to all digital content including images,video, audio, documents, and more, anytime, anywhere, on any device. Users can keep important files safe and centralized in one place, and share with team members,…

PanTerra Streams

PanTerra is a provider of unified cloud-based services for communications, enterprise file sharing and mobility solutions for mid-market enterprises (MME), headquartered in Santa Clara. The Company's Streams service provides - Unified Communications and SmartBox - Communications-…

IDrive

IDrive is a versatile solution that allows users to back up an unlimited number of devices into one account, including PCs, Macs, mobile devices, and servers. IDrive offers backup plans for consumers, small businesses, and enterprises of any size, giving users peace of mind that…

Key Features

  • Performance (7)
    96%
    9.6
  • File search (7)
    96%
    9.6
  • File organization (7)
    92%
    9.2
OpenText Hightail

OpenText Hightail is a cloud-based collaboration software for creative content reviews and approvals. With one place for teams to share large, multimedia files, collect precise feedback and approve content, Hightail streamlines the creative process and helps teams keep projects on…

Key Features

  • Video files (8)
    90%
    9.0
  • Audio files (8)
    90%
    9.0
  • Notifications (7)
    90%
    9.0
Virtru

Virtru in Washington DC offers email encryption software and persistent data security, privacy and loss prevention.

Onehub

Onehub is a secure file storage and sharing service built for businesses of any size. Users can maintain existing folder and file structure with secure online document sharing and collaboration, and remain hyper-organized while able to access files from anywhere. Bank-level encryption…

Panzura CloudFS

Panzura is a cloud backup solution from the company of the same name in Campbell, California.

MEGA

MEGA

Top Rated

Launched in 2013, MEGA is a zero-knowledge cloud storage provider that delivers user-controlled end-to-end encryption, with an emphasis on easy accessibility.

Hubshare, from M-Files

Hubshare is a collaboration and secure file sharing platform that allows professionals to collaborate, now from M-Files. Hubshare features a dynamic portal that enables colleagues and clients to communicate and collaborate, by creating a place to share files, information, project…

Filecamp

Filecamp is a cloud-based Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution with unlimited users. According to the vendor, with Filecamp users can showcase and share files with clients or with other parts of the organization. Customers can have their own custom branding and password protection…

Axcient x360Sync (formerly Anchor)

Axcient Anchor allows businesses to maintain an on-premise file server for performance and reliability, while also accessing the same files in the cloud. Axcient Anchor continuously backs up all your files for any point-in-time restore, in the case of accidental deletion or malware.…

FileCloud

FileCloud is a secure content collaboration platform (CCP) that provides compliance, data governance, data leak protection, data retention and digital rights management capabilities. Workflow automation and granular control of content sharing across most enterprise platforms is fully…

Kiteworks

Kiteworks empowers organizations to manage risk in every send, share, receive, and save of sensitive content over numerous communications channels: email, file sharing, managed file transfer, APIs, and web forms. The Kiteworks platform unifies, tracks, controls, and secures sensitive…

Globalscape Enhanced File Transfer (EFT)

With operational efficiency in mind, Globalscape’s Enhanced File Transfer™ (EFT™) Enterprise boasts quick and intuitive setup, advanced automation capabilities, and real-time visibility into data transfers. Globalscape was acquired by HelpSystems in August 2020. It is now a HelpSystems…

Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

AMPLIFY Syncplicity is a secure, enterprise content collaboration tool that helps companies compose a digital workplace, from Axway.

Tresorit

Tresorit offers end-to-end encrypted file sync & sharing. The vendor promises an ultra-secure place in the cloud to store, sync and share files easily from anywhere, anytime. The vendor says Tresorit is powered by end-to-end encryption and enhanced with a flexible permission…

AMS File Transfer

AMS File Transfer is presented as secure, user friendly and personalised, with the user's branding to represent the organisation. It helps to protect the delivery of files and information and overcome file size limitations. UK data sovereignty. ISO 27001 Certified.

FileCatalyst by HelpSystems

FileCatalyst in Ottawa offers FileCatalyst Direct, a suite of server and client applications that accelerate point-to-point file transfers, and that are design to meet needs dependent on specific workflows. By adding on one or multiple client applications, the vendor states users…

Learn More About File Sharing Services

What Is File Sharing?

File sharing is the process of sending electronic files directly to another device or a server. Businesses use file sharing as a method of promoting team collaboration. Once a file is shared, other users can view it and make editing suggestions. Online file sharing requires a centralized location, in the form of physical hardware or a remote server, to store all of the information.

Types of File Sharing

  1. File Transfer Protocol (FTP): FTP is a network protocol that involves transferring files from a computer to a local server. Using FTP requires purchasing a server and installing a FTP program with login credentials for each user.

  2. Peer-to-peer (P2P): P2P file sharing involves transferring multimedia files between computers on a linked network. P2P file sharing requires using software that often leaves computers vulnerable to malware and spyware.

  3. Cloud file sharing: Multiple users can access and share documents that are located in cloud storage platforms.

  4. Enterprise file sync and sharing (EFSS): EFSS prioritizes security in file storage and transfers. These products often offer end-to-end encryption and access control.

File Sharing Service Features

File sharing services include the following identifiable features:

  • Connection with a local or remote server

  • Data storage capacity

  • Sharing permissions

  • Centralized file locations

File Sharing Service Comparison

When comparing file sharing services, consider the following features:

  1. On-site vs. cloud storage: On-site storage involves saving your documents to a local server and software. Cloud storage platforms allow businesses to save their documents to a third-party server and access them from any location.

  2. Security: Businesses that share and store confidential information want to avoid a data breach. EFSS products offer the highest level of security for file sharing and storage.

  3. Scalability: File sharing and collaboration require the ability to increase the available data storage capacity. Cloud storage services are ideal for scalability because they offer a pricing model based on storage space.

File Sharing Service Price

The cost file sharing primarily depends on the method of data storage. On-premise file storage requires spending more upfront for hardware, which can cost between $1,000 and over $3,000. Cloud file sharing services charge a monthly or annual fee based on desired storage space, ranging from $2/month to $100/month.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is file sharing?

File sharing allows users to send digital files to their coworkers. Businesses can store these files on-premise or on a remote server provided by a cloud storage platform.

What is the most popular form of file sharing?

Cloud file sharing services are frequently recommended because they are affordable and accessible from any location. However, some businesses do not consider cloud file sharing to be secure enough for confidential information.

Are my shared files secure?

File sharing services give users the option to set access privileges for viewing and editing. For extra security, make sure the file sharing service offers features such as encryption and two-factor authentication.

How much do file sharing services cost?

On-premise file sharing and storage involves purchasing hardware, which can cost from $1,000 to over $3,000. Cloud file sharing services charge by the amount of storage space, ranging from $2/month to $100/month.